Artist Profile – Michelle Loon

Photo by Leen Isabel

Metal clay has allowed me to express myself as I reverse engineer the imaginative and playful forms that attract me. I love the challenge of creating dynamic pieces of sculpted wear with details that provoke and invite play.

My life has revolved around an infatuation with jewelry and metal clay since the first time I figured out how to make a 3D flower with a single piece of pipe cleaner. Since then, I have become a Certified Senior Art Clay Instructor and Graduate Gemologist. Recently, I’ve had forays in other disciplines such as figurative sculpture and aerial arts classes. They offer alternative ways of conveying stories.

Furl Ring - Fine silver, deer antler tips. Michelle Loon, 2011.

Furl Ring – Fine silver, deer antler tips.
Michelle Loon, 2011.
Photo by Lorri Gabbani.

Currently I offer metal clay workshops at Brea Bead Works in California.  My work can be found at the Creative Arts Group in Sierra Madre, California. My website blog is:

About Michelle Loon

As metal clay artist and instructor based in Southern California, I love the challenge of reverse engineering imaginative, playful forms into pieces of sculpted wear. When not immersed in clay, I enjoy exploring acrobatic aerial arts. Website:

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